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Internet Arcade

The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package.

Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade.

  The game collection ranges from early "bronze-age" videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale games containing digitized voices, images and music. Most games are playable in some form, although some are useful more for verification of behavior or programming due to the intensity and requirements of their systems.

  Many games have a "boot-up" sequence when first turned on, where the systems run through a check and analysis, making sure all systems are go. In some cases, odd controllers make proper playing of the systems on a keyboard or joypad a pale imitation of the original experience. Please report any issues to the Internet Arcade Operator, Jason Scott.

If you are encountering issues with control, sound, or other technical problems, read this entry of some common solutions.

Also, Armchair Arcade (a video game review site) has written an excellent guide to playing on the Internet Arcade as well.


Below are a suggested collection of games that run at proper speed in a powerful browser. (Firefox is currently the fastest environment, although other browsers should work as well.)

 

Images of Marquees and Snapshots of in-game screens come from the Progetto Snaps collection,
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Internet Arcade
by Konami
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Circus Charlie (level select set 1) by Konami (1984) Developed by Konami Industry Co. Ltd. Released 1984 Also For Commodore 64, MSX, NES, Wii U Published by Centuri, Inc. Perspective Side view Genre Action Gameplay Arcade Visual 2D scrolling Description You are Charlie, a member of a circus troupe. Your job is to please the crowd by performing five death-defying stunts: Stunt #1: You and the lion must jump through several rings of fire. Remember to avoid the jugs that emit fire. You must do...
Internet Arcade
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Brodjaga (Arcade bootleg of ZX Spectrum 'Inspector Gadget and the Circus of Fear') by bootleg (19??)
Internet Arcade
by Strata-Incredible Technologies
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Ninja Clowns (27 oct 91) by Strata-Incredible Technologies (1991) Developed by Incredible Technologies, Inc. Released 1991 Platform Arcade Published by Strata Group, Inc Perspective Side view Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Beat 'em up / Brawler, Fighting Visual 2D scrolling Description Ninja Clowns is a 2D arcade beat'em up, like Final Fight or Double Dragon . The player controls a circus clown and fights against various enemies - like angry lawyers, a bearded women, mimes, zombies, or cops....
Internet Arcade
by Capcom
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Captain Commando (World 911202) by Capcom (1991) Developed by Capcom Co., Ltd. Released Nov, 1991 Also For PlayStation, SNES Published by Capcom Co., Ltd. Perspective Side view Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Beat 'em up / Brawler Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Description Metro City, 2026. A corrupt mutant group by the name of "Scumocide" plot to control the universe. The hero, Captain Commando assembles a team of three renegades; Ginzu the Ninja, Baby Head, and Mack...
Internet Arcade
by Namco
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The Outfoxies (World OU2) by Namco (1994) Developed by Namco Limited Released Mar, 1995 Platform Arcade Published by Namco Limited Perspective Side view Genre Action Gameplay Fighting, Platform Visual 2D scrolling Description A shadowy figure known only as Mr. Acme has hired seven hitmen to eliminate seven big-time art collectors - and then each other. Why, no one knows, but the exorbitant awards prove to be motivation enough. Strung along by Acme's manipulations, each of the well-trained...
Internet Arcade
by Universal
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INSTRUCTIONS The object of Mr. Do! is to score as many points as possible by digging tunnels through the ground and collecting cherries. The title character, Mr. Do (a circus clown), is constantly chased by red monsters resembling small dinosaurs, and the player loses a life if Mr. Do is caught by one. The game is over when the last life is lost. Cherries are distributed throughout the level in groups of eight. 500 bonus points are awarded if Mr. Do collects eight cherries in a row without...
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